Fiction meaning

fĭkshən
A making up of imaginary happenings; feigning.
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(law) A verbal contrivance that is in some sense inaccurate but that accomplishes a purpose, as in the treatment of husband and wife as one person or a corporation as an entity.
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Anything made up or imagined, as a statement, story, etc.
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Something accepted as fact for the sake of convenience, although not necessarily true.
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Fiction is defined as something that is not true.

An example of fiction is a book that is not based on a true story.

An example of fiction is a lie that you were told.

An example of fiction is a false belief.

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Literary type using invented or imaginative writing, instead of real facts, usually written as prose.

The company’s accounts contained a number of blatant fictions.

I am a great reader of fiction.

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(uncountable) Invention.

The butler’s account of the crime was pure fiction.

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Origin of fiction

  • Middle English ficcioun from Old French fiction from Latin fictiō fictiōn- from fictus past participle of fingere to form dheigh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French ficcion (“dissimulation, ruse, invention”), from Latin fictionem, accusative of fictio (“a making, fashioning, a feigning, a rhetorical or legal fiction”), from fingere (“to form, mold, shape, devise, feign”).

    From Wiktionary